The origin

The summer of 2008 Jontxu, who was a 6 years old boy, started to stumble in a mountain. It was the announcement of the diagnosis that on October 13th of that year communicated to Mikel and Mentxu, their parents. Diagnosis of a serious neurodegenerative disease that would apparently make Jon die. “What the doctors did not know was that Jon was from Bilbao.”
Mikel had to compose music and emerged “Walk On”. The song is a promise to Jon. “Walk On” is a promise of fighting forever against these diseases. Mikel and Mentxu created the Walk On Project Foundation (WOP), naming it as the promise.
Jon, or, as we call, “Txuti” or “2T”, is alive and is the captain of the foundation.

Our objectives

The Walk On Project (WOP) develops different artistic, social, sporting and cultural activities to reach its main objectives:

  1. Funding research projects in search of therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.
  2. Disclose the reality of neurodegenerative diseases.
  3. Raising social awareness in favor of research and science.

The values that move us:

We struggle every day trying to be faithful to them,

are the foundation of our way of acting and configure everything we do in WOP:

Overcoming, effort, emotion and optimism as engines of change,

fortitude, responsibility, courage to face challenges and work to persecute them.

What do we do?


Support us by becoming a WOPfriend or AmiWOP!
An amiWOP is a private donor who decides to give an annual contribution
(from €45 upwards) exclusively to support the aims of the WOP Foundation.
WOPfriends or amiWOPs automatically enjoy the advantages
of our Membership Programme. Here they are.
Sign me up as an AmiWOP

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Latest updates

2108, 2017


August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

We are so proud for receiving today a very important prize from the Town of Bilbao! We have been designated Citizens of Honor of the city! We have received the prize from the Mayor of [...]

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July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Alberto Iñurrategi, Juan Vallejo y Mikel Zabalza make their most important summit   Iñurrategi, Vallejo y Zabalza have reached their most important Summit. WOPEAK climbers, have rescued italian climber Valerio Annovazzi from the Camp 3 [...]

206, 2017


June 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Iñurrategi, Vallejo and Zabalza return to the Gasherbrum mountains They face a new challenge, trying to link the two summits of GI and GII through the hill that join them. They will go in alpine [...]

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